Dr. Claudia Schmucker

Head of Program, Globalization and World Economy Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Global trade policy
  • Globalization and the world economy
  • G7/G20
  • International economic organizations (WTO, IMF)
  • Transatlantic economic relations
  • European foreign trade policy

Languages

English

Contact

Phone: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-26
Email: schmucker@dgap.org

The Globalization and World Economy Program currently does not offer internships. 

Claudia Schmucker has been head of the DGAP's Globalization and World Economy Program since 2002. She has published extensively on European and transatlantic trade policy, the world trade organization (WTO) and the Doha Round as well as on the role of informal global forums such as the G7 and the G20

She studied at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, at Elmira College in New York state, and at Yale University. She holds an MA in North American studies and a PhD in economics from the Freie Universität, Berlin.

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Selected Publications

A Trade Deal Worth Making
An EU-U.S. pact would deliver huge economic benefits for both sides
by Stormy-Annika Mildner, Claudia Schmucker
Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2013
A Trade Deal Worth Making
In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso agreed to launch negotiations on a trans-Atlantic free-trade agreement as soon as possible.
Category: Free Trade, European Union, United States of America, Europe
Germany, the IMF, and Aid for Greece
The latest agreement is only an interim solution—another debt haircut appears unavoidable
by Claudia Schmucker
Five Questions, November 29, 2012
Germany, the IMF, and Aid for Greece
Even public creditors will have to waive part of their outstanding payments. Otherwise, the target that eurozone finance ministers and the IMF have now agreed to—a lowering of Greece’s public debt to 124 percent of GDP by 2020—will not be attainable, says DGAP economic expert Claudia Schmucker. But the German federal government will avoid an unpopular debt write-off before the 2013 federal elections.
Category: Economy and Finance, IMF, Europe, Germany, Greece
G20, IMF and WTO in Turbulent Times
Legitimacy and Effectiveness Put to the Test
by Katharina Gnath, Claudia Schmucker, Stormy-Annika Mildner
SWP Research Paper 2012/RP 10, August 2012, 37 Pages
G20, IMF and WTO in Turbulent Times
The global economic and financial crisis made clear how important it is to have an effective system of international economic governance. The G20 took a key role in the management of the crisis, however, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) were also important. How well did these institutions deal with the crisis?
Category: Economy and Finance, IMF, World Bank, G8/G20
Lots of Talk, Little Action?
Chances and Impediments for a New EU-U.S. Trade Agenda
by Claudia Schmucker
AICGS Issue Brief 41, 6 December 2011, 8 pages
Lots of Talk, Little Action?
The latest meeting of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) at the end of November brought some progress, but the transatlantic partnership still lacks a vision. The abolition of all tariffs could give new momentum to economic relations between the EU and the United States. Both sides should also support a "Doha light" agreement at the World Trade Organization's minister conference this December in order to restore credibility to the WTO.
Category: Economy and Finance, Transatlantic Relations, WTO
Transatlantic Trade Tiff
The Transatlantic Economic Council will face a handful of knotty trade disputes
by Claudia Schmucker
When US President-elect Barack Obama takes office in 2009 his top priority will undoubtedly be the current global financial crisis. But the unresolved trade disputes between the European Union and the United States are certain to resurface. The newly founded Transatlantic Economic Council is the most promising venue for dealing with them—if the disagreements do not not cripple it from the outset.
Category: Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements, Trade, Economy and Finance, North America, United States of America, Western Europe political, Europe
Barriers in the Atlantic Economic Area
From TAFTA to a Free Market: New Transatlantic Trade Initiatives
by Josef Braml, Claudia Schmucker
Internationale Politik, Global Edition, 8 (Summer 2007) 2, pp. 44-47
During its current term as EU Council president, Germany has been trying hard to promote transatlantic economic integration. But Washington – and some EU countries – have reacted hesitantly. For them, the primary goal is closing the Doha Round. A transatlantic free trade zone remains a long-term project.
Category: Economy and Finance, Free Trade
Barriers in the Atlantic Economic Area
From TAFTA to a free market: new transatlantic trade initiatives
by Josef Braml, Claudia Schmucker
During its current term as EU Council president, Germany has been trying hard to promote transatlantic economic integration. But Washington—and some EU countries—have reacted hesitantly. For them, the primary goal is closing the Doha Round. A transatlantic free trade zone remains a long-term project.
Category: Europe-USA, Western Europe political, Geographical areas of Europe, Europe, North America, United States of America
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